This past weekend,
we said goodbye to our house.
I know it's silly to get attached to bricks and mortar, but I can't help but feel a little bit emotional.
Will and I began our forever in that house.
I'll never forget:
coming home from our honeymoon,
and settling into our new little abode
as happy newlyweds.
Will and I brought Hudson home from the hospital to that house.
I'll never forget:
those first special days with him,
holding him non-stop
and enjoying our brand new family of three.
This is the only home our little boy has ever known.
He crawled there, cried there, laughed there, and played there.
He took his first steps there,
wobbling on chubby legs, back and forth on the hardwood floors.
Every first he's ever had
(from birth to 2 1/2)
has been there.
As the days passed, and we faced the final hours in our first home,
we took the time to say goodbye to the place that has brought us so many happy memories.
Hudson and I spent some extra time in his nursery,
memorizing every inch.
The reality hit me that this special room
will soon be just a fading memory for him.
But I will always remember it as my favorite spot in the house.
The room that I worked so hard to make perfect before Hudson arrived.
The room where I spent countless sleepless nights rocking my tiny baby.
The room that I couldn't wait to get into every morning...because I knew I'd see a little smiling angel waiting for me in his crib.
Saying goodbye to our house was hard.
I really did love it...
even though it had really tiny closets.
I've cried about leaving.
And I'm not sure Hudson really understood exactly what was happening as we started packing up all of our life in cardboard boxes.
But I told him the best way I knew how...
that we were going to get a new house and it was going to be lots of fun.
I had a feeling it wasn't really sinking in.
Then one day, out of the blue, as I gave him a bath he put his little hands in the air and said,
"but Mama, I going to miss ours house."
And then I cried a little bit more.
Now that it's all over and done,
and I've dealt with the bulk of my emotions,
I'm feeling excited.
I can't wait to see what kind of memories we make
in our next house.